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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1880-1924
Creator:
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (1 box)
This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited collection
creator
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1336
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.3 linear feet (1 box)
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1880-1924
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This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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English
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A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). D. Y. Stewart & Son (Firm). H. & A. Locke (Firm). MacKinlay, Andrew, 1800-1867
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Business records Correspondence Financial records Invoices Ledgers (account books)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1957-1971
Creator:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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Alan and Lois Fern collection of Leonard Baskin and Gehenna Press material
creator
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1412
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
inclusive date
1957-1971
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Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930- Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Gehenna Press.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Greeting cards Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1827-1961
(Bulk: 1852-1961)
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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American publishing, printing, and book-related ephemera collection
creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1411
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1827-1961
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1852-1961
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This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Book-of-the-Month Club‏.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Business records Financial records
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
Tehon, Atha
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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Atha Tehon papers
creator
Tehon, Atha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1260
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
inclusive date
1929-2012
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1970-2012
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Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Tehon, Atha Dial Books for Young Readers. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. HarperCollins (Firm). Pinkney, Jerry Sendak, Maurice, 1928-2012 Steig, William, 1907-2003
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Audiovisual materials Awards Book jackets Calendars Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Mock-ups Page proofs Sketchbooks Sketches
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1970
Creator:
Wolf, Ben, 1914-
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
This collection consists of design work completed by artist Ben Wolf (1914-1996) for The Appeal of Prints, by Carl Zigrosser. Included are a few letters to Wolf from the printer, Richard W. Taylor, dust jacket designs and mockups, galley proofs, and mockups of the book.
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Ben Wolf collection of material relating to The Appeal of Prints, by Carl Zigrosser
creator
Wolf, Ben, 1914-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1360
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1970
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This collection consists of design work completed by artist Ben Wolf (1914-1996) for The Appeal of Prints, by Carl Zigrosser. Included are a few letters to Wolf from the printer, Richard W. Taylor, dust jacket designs and mockups, galley proofs, and mockups of the book.
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English
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Wolf, Ben, 1914- Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975
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Book jackets Galley proofs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1922-2018
Creator:
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
title
Bernard Quaritch catalogs
creator
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
id
PUSp.Print Collection 60
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1922-2018
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Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1916-1934
Creator:
Boni & Liveright.
Extent: 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Horace Liveright and Albert Boni owned the publishing company Boni & Liveright Inc., the first American publishing company to publish authors such as Faulkner, Freud, Cummings, and Hemingway. This collection consists of a series of letters between various parties and Horace Liveright. Most files contain correspondence written to and from Horace Liveright or his associates in the company (e.g. Donald Freide, Julian Messner, and Arthur Pell).
title
Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright correspondence
creator
Boni & Liveright.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 4
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5 linear feet (11 boxes)
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1916-1934
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Horace Liveright and Albert Boni owned the publishing company Boni & Liveright Inc., the first American publishing company to publish authors such as Faulkner, Freud, Cummings, and Hemingway. This collection consists of a series of letters between various parties and Horace Liveright. Most files contain correspondence written to and from Horace Liveright or his associates in the company (e.g. Donald Freide, Julian Messner, and Arthur Pell).
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Boni & Liveright. Curtis Brown, Ltd. -- Correspondence Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 -- Correspondence Ernest Brown & Philips. -- Correspondence Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 -- Correspondence Hackett, Frances, 1883-1962 -- Correspondence Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954 -- Correspondence Jastrow, Joseph, 1863-1944 -- Correspondence Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974 -- Correspondence Le Galliene, Richard, 1866-1947 -- Correspondence Library of Congress. Copyright Office. -- Correspondence Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. -- Correspondence Paget Literary Agency. -- Correspondence Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934 -- Correspondence Woodward, William E., 1874-1950 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence
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1885-2018
Extent: 38 linear feet (38 boxes)
For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 750 auction catalogs for books and manuscripts from sixteen international auction houses in Print Collection 48 as well as other catalogs from these auction houses held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries, that were collected by Penn curators and staff members.
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Book and Manuscript Auction catalogs
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id
PUSp.Print Collection 48
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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38 linear feet (38 boxes)
inclusive date
1885-2018
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abstract/scope/contents
For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 750 auction catalogs for books and manuscripts from sixteen international auction houses in Print Collection 48 as well as other catalogs from these auction houses held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries, that were collected by Penn curators and staff members.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1905-2019
Extent: 39 linear feet (78 boxes)
For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 1,600 book and manuscript dealer catalogs from 112 different firms. The collection includes substantial runs of catalogs from dealers of importance in the history of the book trade who are no longer in operation, such the Rosenbach Company, H.P. Kraus, and E.P. Goldschmidt. In addition, it contains catalogs from dozens of other book dealers around the world who are still currently active.
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Book and Manuscript Dealer catalogs
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id
PUSp.Print Collection 49
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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39 linear feet (78 boxes)
inclusive date
1905-2019
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abstract/scope/contents
For more than a century the Penn Libraries have been purchasing books and manuscripts at public auction in the United States and abroad. This finding aid serves as a guide to more than 1,600 book and manuscript dealer catalogs from 112 different firms. The collection includes substantial runs of catalogs from dealers of importance in the history of the book trade who are no longer in operation, such the Rosenbach Company, H.P. Kraus, and E.P. Goldschmidt. In addition, it contains catalogs from dozens of other book dealers around the world who are still currently active.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Book catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1967-2018
Creator:
Christie's International PLC.
Extent: 38 linear feet (38 boxes)
Founded in 1766 Christie's is one of the world's largest auction house. It has played an increasingly central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts over the course of the 20th century. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 500 Christie’s catalogs held in Print Coll. 43 as well as Christie’s catalogs post-1977 which are not present in Print Coll. 43 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries. Those catalogs with box and folder numbers present are in Print Coll. 43, those with library call numbers listed can be found in the Penn Libraries catalog, those listed as being in Print Coll. 28 are located in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection of catalogs.
title
Christie’s auction catalogs
creator
Christie's International PLC.
id
PUSp.Print Collection 43
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
38 linear feet (38 boxes)
inclusive date
1967-2018
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abstract/scope/contents
Founded in 1766 Christie's is one of the world's largest auction house. It has played an increasingly central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts over the course of the 20th century. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 500 Christie’s catalogs held in Print Coll. 43 as well as Christie’s catalogs post-1977 which are not present in Print Coll. 43 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries. Those catalogs with box and folder numbers present are in Print Coll. 43, those with library call numbers listed can be found in the Penn Libraries catalog, those listed as being in Print Coll. 28 are located in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg collection of catalogs.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Christie's International PLC.
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1903-1915
Creator:
Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Edwin William Pugh (1874-1930), an author known for his works in the style of "the British Cockney School," frequently corresponded with his literary agent, Charles Francis Cazenove (1870-1915). These letters, dating between 1903 and 1915, represent a period of decline in Pugh’s literary career; and the letters, postcards, telegraphs, and telegrams in the collection relate not only to the logistics behind the creation and publication of Pugh’s fiction, but also to the author’s personal struggles, including poverty and poor health.
title
Edwin Pugh letters to C. F. Cazenove
creator
Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1317
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1903-1915
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Edwin William Pugh (1874-1930), an author known for his works in the style of "the British Cockney School," frequently corresponded with his literary agent, Charles Francis Cazenove (1870-1915). These letters, dating between 1903 and 1915, represent a period of decline in Pugh’s literary career; and the letters, postcards, telegraphs, and telegrams in the collection relate not only to the logistics behind the creation and publication of Pugh’s fiction, but also to the author’s personal struggles, including poverty and poor health.
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1900s 1910s
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English
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Pugh, Edwin, 1874-1930 Cazenove, C. F.
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Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1834-1875
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Small collection of records regarding the G. & C. Merriam Company spanning the years from 1834 to 1875. The papers comprise chiefly correspondence to the G. & C. Merriam Company.
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G. & C. Merriam Company records
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id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1201
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.25 linear feet
inclusive date
1834-1875
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Small collection of records regarding the G. & C. Merriam Company spanning the years from 1834 to 1875. The papers comprise chiefly correspondence to the G. & C. Merriam Company.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s
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English
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G. & C. Merriam Company.
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Business records Correspondence Fliers (printed matter) Invoices Manuscripts, American--19th century Receipts (financial records)
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1945-2012
Creator:
Brown, Andreas
Extent: 11 linear feet (19 boxes)
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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Gotham Book Mart collection of Edward Gorey material
creator
Brown, Andreas
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1185
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11 linear feet (19 boxes)
inclusive date
1945-2012
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abstract/scope/contents
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Brown, Andreas Brown, Andreas Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 Gotham Book Mart.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Estate inventories Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Photographs Printed ephemera Writings (documents)
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1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
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1967-2006
abstract/scope/contents
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
creator
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
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circa 1920-1937
Creator:
Wilson, Helen Godey, 1879-1937
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Helen Godey Wilson (1879-1937) was an avid book collector and the granddaughter of Lewis A. Godey, publisher of Godey's Lady's Book. This collection contains an alphabetical catalog of William McFee (1881-1966) books owned by Wilson, written in her own hand, along with a letter from McFee to Wilson, a bibliographic checklist of McFee's first editions, sales lists of William McFee books from various booksellers, and a biographical sketch of McFee by Harry E. Maule. These items date roughly between 1920 and 1937.
title
Helen Godey Wilson catalog of books by William McFee
creator
Wilson, Helen Godey, 1879-1937
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1299
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
circa 1920-1937
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Helen Godey Wilson (1879-1937) was an avid book collector and the granddaughter of Lewis A. Godey, publisher of Godey's Lady's Book. This collection contains an alphabetical catalog of William McFee (1881-1966) books owned by Wilson, written in her own hand, along with a letter from McFee to Wilson, a bibliographic checklist of McFee's first editions, sales lists of William McFee books from various booksellers, and a biographical sketch of McFee by Harry E. Maule. These items date roughly between 1920 and 1937.
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English
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Wilson, Helen Godey, 1879-1937 McFee, William, 1881-1966
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Citations (bibliographic references) Correspondence
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1926-2014
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A.
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
title
Jay A. Gertzman collection on Samuel Roth
creator
Gertzman, Jay A.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1315
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
inclusive date
1926-2014
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abstract/scope/contents
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A. Roth, Samuel, 1893-1974
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Correspondence Research notes
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1882-1999
(Bulk: 1920-1950)
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
title
Jay A. Gertzman research collection on censorship
creator
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1358
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1882-1999
bulk date
1920-1950
abstract/scope/contents
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A.
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Research notes
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1947-1955
Creator:
John C. Winston Company.
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear foot)
An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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John C. Winston Company book jacket album
creator
John C. Winston Company.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1409
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 box (0.2 linear foot)
inclusive date
1947-1955
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abstract/scope/contents
An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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John C. Winston Company.
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Manuscripts, American--20th century
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1914-1931
Creator:
Campion & Company.
J.P. Horn & Co.
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This is a collection of business records of two Philadelphia publishing firms, J.P. Horn & Co. and Campion & Company, during the early portion of the 20th century. Materials include account books, invoice books, order books and miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances.
title
J.P. Horn & Co. / Campion & Company business records
creator
Campion & Company. J.P. Horn & Co.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1037
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1914-1931
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abstract/scope/contents
This is a collection of business records of two Philadelphia publishing firms, J.P. Horn & Co. and Campion & Company, during the early portion of the 20th century. Materials include account books, invoice books, order books and miscellaneous correspondence regarding finances.
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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language_facet
English
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Campion & Company. J.P. Horn & Co.
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Business records Correspondence Financial records Ledgers (account books)
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1879-1897
(Bulk: 1881-1882)
Creator:
Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Law Association of Philadelphia was chartered in 1827, formed by the union of the Law Library Company and the Associated Members of the Bar of Philadelphia, and charged with keeping a law library. Over the years, the Law Association of Philadelphia Library became the Law Library of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1931) and the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library (1967). This collection contains receipts, ephemera, and manuscripts from 1879 to 1897, presenting a near-daily record of the Law Association's highly regarded library during 1881 and 1882 and documenting the Association's efforts to maintain an up-to-date library.
title
Law Association of Philadelphia Library records
creator
Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1240
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1879-1897
bulk date
1881-1882
abstract/scope/contents
The Law Association of Philadelphia was chartered in 1827, formed by the union of the Law Library Company and the Associated Members of the Bar of Philadelphia, and charged with keeping a law library. Over the years, the Law Association of Philadelphia Library became the Law Library of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1931) and the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library (1967). This collection contains receipts, ephemera, and manuscripts from 1879 to 1897, presenting a near-daily record of the Law Association's highly regarded library during 1881 and 1882 and documenting the Association's efforts to maintain an up-to-date library.
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1870s 1880s 1890s
bulk_date_facet
1880s
language_facet
English
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Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
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Advertisements Manuscripts (documents) Receipts (financial records)
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1914-2018
Creator:
Maggs Bros.
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
title
Maggs Bros. catalogs
creator
Maggs Bros.
id
PUSp.Print Collection 59
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1914-2018
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abstract/scope/contents
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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language_facet
English
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Maggs Bros. Maggs Bros.
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Auction catalogs
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15th-21st century (bulk 1900-2010)
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
The Material Text collection consists of objects related to the history of the book and the physical processes involved in book production. This “collection” is an artificial one as it has been assembled by Kislak Center curators from many sources and will continue growing with new additions. The main purpose in aggregating these objects in one physical collection is to allow their use in teaching the history of printing and the book.
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Material Text collection
creator
id
PUSP.Print Collection 51
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
inclusive date
15th-21st century (bulk 1900-2010)
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abstract/scope/contents
The Material Text collection consists of objects related to the history of the book and the physical processes involved in book production. This “collection” is an artificial one as it has been assembled by Kislak Center curators from many sources and will continue growing with new additions. The main purpose in aggregating these objects in one physical collection is to allow their use in teaching the history of printing and the book.
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Printed ephemera Printing plates
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1970s
Creator:
Rosenwald, Lessing J, (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979
Extent: 5 volumes
Five volumes consisting of notes and draft for an article for Comoediae of Terentius by Johannes Grüninger, written by Lessing J. Rosenwald in the 1970s.
title
Notes and draft for an article for Comoediae of Terentius by Johannes Grüninger
creator
Rosenwald, Lessing J, (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 44
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5 volumes
inclusive date
1970s
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abstract/scope/contents
Five volumes consisting of notes and draft for an article for Comoediae of Terentius by Johannes Grüninger, written by Lessing J. Rosenwald in the 1970s.
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English
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Rosenwald, Lessing J, (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979 Grüninger, Johannes, -1532? Hirsch, Rudolf, 1906-1990
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Manuscripts, American--20th century Woodcuts
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1972-2008
(Bulk: 1978-1995)
Creator:
Running Press
Extent: 58 boxes
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
title
Running Press records
creator
Running Press
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 727
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
58 boxes
inclusive date
1972-2008
bulk date
1978-1995
abstract/scope/contents
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
language_facet
English
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Running Press
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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